HyperMach the futuristic aviation giant inspired by the man’s landing on moon shared its vision to launch the 20-seat supersonic jet for the business market, the “SonicStar”. Unveiling its ambitious concept plane of the future, “SonicStar” at the Paris air show last week, they revealed it’s the first flight to be in June 2021. SonicStar drew sharp comparisons with the Concorde in the Paris air show, the Concorde was however grounded on 26 November 2003, due to one crash and other issues.
HyperMach claims that the SonicStar will fly at 62,000ft and connect passengers between New York and Sydney in 5, cruising at Mach 3.5 – almost twice the speed of Concorde (Mach 2), but it will a quieter “next generation” of supersonic travel.
SonicStar meets the requirements of speed and low overland noise, effectively ushering in a new dawn in aviation history. The 20-seat plane is expected to be capable of greater speeds using its S-MAGJET (Supersonic-Magnetic Advanced Generation Jet Electric Turbine) hybrid gas turbine engine technology. With its low fuel consumption, the Sonic Star overcomes the economic and environmental challenges of supersonic flight the business jet which will be capable of a top speed of 2,664 mph.
SonicStar will be 225.6 ft in length, with a 74.1 ft wingspan, and will carry 10-16 passengers. The aircraft wings will have a titanium primary structure, aluminum/titanium wing box, composite structural skins and panels, and titanium nickel-cobalt alloy leading and trailing edges.
SonicStar is still a development phase plane –but the concept is the result of more than six years of research – and its developers, HyperMach expect the plane to be a reality someday. Let’s see if it becomes a reality by 2021 as foreseen by HyperMach.